Dr. Jun Li

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Office: Violette 219
Phone: 508-999-8692

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Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012
M.S. in Mathematics & Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, UIUC, 2009
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, 2005

Research Interest
Composite materials, hierarchical materials and lightweight structures
Soft and multifunctional materials, flexible and deployable structures
Computational thermo-elasto-plasticity and fracture mechanics
Image-based (CT, MRI) multiscale modeling of biological materials
Continuum thermomechanics and applications in additive manufacturing

Graduate Students

Prosenjit Biswas

I received my B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Khulna University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh. Currently I am pursuing my M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at UMass Dartmouth with Prof. Li. My research focuses on modeling process-structure-property relationship in additive manufacturing of polymers with a purpose to predict and optimize the in-service mechanical and fracture performance. In my spare time, I like to travel new places and play cricket.


Rojin Ghandriz

I received my B.S. from the Shahid Beheshti University and M.S. from the Sharif University, Iran both in Civil Engineering. I am currently a Ph.D. student in Engineering and Applied Science under supervision of Prof. Li. My research is on computational modeling of fracture behaviors of 3D printed polymers and process/topology optimization for maximizing their fracture resistance. Outside of research, I enjoy playing tennis and cooking.


Asia Haque

Currently a graduate student in Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology, I am in Prof. Li’s group studying machine learning for optimal design and 3D printing in tissue engineering. I got my B.S. degree in Physics from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Always love to meet new people around the world to know about their culture and heritage, I also like travelling, reading books etc. in my spare time.